Happy New Moon!
If you know me, you know I love mandalas. I always has have. Circluar and floral designs are and have always been my “go-to.” I’m pretty sure I started doodling them as soon as I could draw.
They helped me overcome my need for perfection in a lot of ways, and kept me inspired when I couldn’t think of what to draw or felt bored.
I got a lot of practice in church and math class. They helped me pay attention, despite how it looked, I’m sure. I usually just started with flowers, and expanded them over the entire page with time.
In high school, one of my art classes required a concentration of twelve different, but themed set of works. I chose people and portraits one year, but the other year I chose to concentrate on mandalas.
The project required research and resources so I was able to learn a bit about them. This was back before google was widely used and I really couldn’t find much information on them! A few books at the library, and the information on the temporary sand mandalas of Tibetan monks was really all I had.
I didn’t learn about any of Jung's work until after several years of creating mandalas of my own.
I’m glad I kept creating and researching them; they’ve have a profound impact on my life. I even taught a segment about them when I was teaching art class, and online courses several years back.
I usually never know what my mandalas will look like when I start and that’s the best part.
Mandalas came up again when Marissa invited me to collaborate with her on Spirit de la Lune and that’s when my knowledge truly deepened. Pairing them with the moon phases and intentions opened up a whole new world. Spirit de la Lune eventually led to Untamed Truth Oracle, which also features a lot of mandalas!
A few years ago I made some colorable mandalas and honestly was never truly happy with them. I mean, I was, but they just didn’t look like the mandalas that I draw in my journals.
I recently was able to get two new programs to help me create the mandalas that I feel are mine. It actually takes 3 (sometimes 4) programs to create these new ones, but the end results are SO worth it!
I've been creating a lot of mandalas this month, and today, not only do I have 4 free mandalas for you below, but I am releasing some new colorable mandala packs in the shop
There are 5 new “elemental” mandalas packs. You can get them separate, or the entire pack!
These colorable mandalas are a great way to embody the elements and meditate! Especially when paired with an intention.
In honor of the new mandalas in the shop and the launch of my patreon,
I’m giving you 4 free mandalas today! No contests or drawings. Just a free download.
(I mean, you can sign up for my newsletter if you want. ;) )
Please feel free to download these mandalas! There is a sample from the "Air", "Aether" and "Earth" packs, and one that I made especially for today! Color them in and use them! I would love to see what you create with these.
I use the colorable mandalas for meditation while I color them. They are great ways to slow down your brain and focus while utilizing color!
Color has a huge impact on our moods and emotions so coloring in a mandala is just as much a meditation as drawing one, especially if you set an intention, or look for a lesson while you color.
When the mandala is finished, not only do you have a beautiful creation, but you can use it as a crystal/intention grid or use it to charge your decks or cards.
I’ve also have a free downloadable mandala wallpaper design for your devices as well!
I seriously create mandalas all the time... But most of them stay tucked away in my art journals or saved to my computer or phone. Some do go up in my Etsy shop as downloads...
but I'd like to share more so you can fall in love with mandalas too!
Download this wallpaper background and let me know what you think! It is 25"x25" and 300dpi, so let me know if you have problems or suggest another format. It's been a long time since I've offered wallpapers.
If you enjoy mandalas too and would love a new colorable one as well as a new wallpaper for your devices each month, please check out my Patreon!
There are several different options you can choose from to support me and my art! I even have tiers that include bi-monthly prints, mail from me, and even original paintings.
Plus, supporting me on Patreon will give you a better behind the scenes look at my my life as an off grid artist and oracle deck creator! You’ll get to see things first, and have access to the private feed and blog, including tips, behind the scenes photos and videos. I would love to have you join me on my Patreon journey!
Please check out and download these colorable mandalas and wallpaper and let me know what you think! Which one is your favorite? I’m partial to the birch tree one, but the teeth one is a close second. (I’m an Aries, I read we have a thing for teeth!) Let me know your favorite mandala in the comments and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram so I can share your mandalas!